Tea time in Lexington

Leland Conway of 630 WLAP in Lexington’s pork rind protest fame is spearheading the Kentucky Tea Party on Saturday, March 21 at the Fayette County Courthouse. The Bluegrass Institute is proud to join him and supports the effort as a sponsor. What we hope to accomplish is to show our elected officials in Lexington, Frankfort,…

42% of Kentuckians from another planet

Amid all the mess in the 2009 General Assembly, from tax increases and the raid of the Health Fund to the failure of prevailing wage reform and government transparency bills (here and here), a recent Kentucky survey suggests widespread awareness of Frankfort’s shenanigans. Americans for Prosperity surveyed 600 Kentuckians and found 58 percent were dissatisfied…

No, it’s the taxpayers

More Kentuckians would understand the damage to taxpayers coming our way as a result of public employee fringe benefits underfunding if the media did even a halfway decent job of covering the issue. Alas, they don’t:The pension plans are not in peril because the state can’t get out of making payments. Lower benefits for future…

CJ attacks Bluegrass Institute, again

The editors at the Louisville Courier Journal get pretty verbose when they are upset. Friday, they got upset at the Bluegrass Institute to helping discredit the dishonest and thoroughly manipulated Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, which was repealed by the legislature today. Here is what they said about us: “It’s understandable why the conservative, educationally revanchist…

Eating tomorrow’s golden eggs today

The Kentucky state Senate, after voting Thursday to further weaken the public employee benefits system, has abandoned all pretense to fiscal responsibility. The mainstream media generally doesn’t pay much attention to the $30 billion and growing public employee benefits nightmare. Indeed, precious little mention of last month’s $50 million raid on the health fund can…